Transport & Travel Idioms (Page 2)
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- Throw someone under the bus
- To throw someone under the bus is to get the person in trouble either by placing blame on that person or not standing up for him.
- Tight ship
- If you run a tight ship, you control an organization or business firmly to maximise performance.
- If you are traffucked, you are stuck in heavy traffic and get where you need to be.
- Train of thought
- A train of thought is a sequence of thoughts, especially when you are talking to someone and you forget what you were going to say.
- Whatever floats your boat
- When people say this, they mean that you should do whatever makes you happy.
- Wheels fall off
- When the wheels fall off something, it goes wrong or fails. ('Wheels come off' is an alternative.)
- Wheels within wheels
- When there are wheels within wheels, there are complex inter-related processes, motives, etc, that are very difficulty to understand.
- Where the rubber meets the road
- (USA) Where the rubber meets the road is the most important point for something, the moment of truth. An athlete can train all day, but the race is where the rubber meets the road and they'll know how good they really are.
- You can't get there from here
- (USA) US expression used in the New England area (most frequently in Maine) by persons being asked for directions to a far distant location that cannot be accessed without extensive, complicated directions.
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